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Slew of bouts official for UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan



Slew of bouts official for UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan


The lineup for UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan is taking shape with a slew of new additions.

UFC Fight Night 117 takes place Sept. 22 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, near Tokyo. It’s expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

UFC officials recently added a handful of new matchups to the overseas card.

The biggest official addition is a previously reported fight between Claudia Gadelha (15-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC), who’s No. 2 in the MMA women’s strawweight rankings, and No. 3-ranked Jessica Andrade (16-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC).

Also on the card, welterweight Hyun Gyu Lim (13-6-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC), who’s in a must-win situation due to his current 1-3 skid, meets undefeated promotional newcomer and Pancrase vet Daichi Abe (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

Additionally, welterweight Alex Morono (13-3-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), whose recent loss to Niko Price was overturned when his opponent failed a drug test due to marijuana, now puts his seven-fight winning streak on the line against Keita Nakamura (32-8-2 MMA, 2-5 UFC), a 14-year vet who’s 2-2 in his third and most recent UFC stint.

Also on the card are two featherweight bouts: Rolando Dy (8-5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Teruto Ishihara (9-4-2 MMA, 2-2-1 UFC) and Mizuto Hirota (18-8-2 MMA, 1-3-1 UFC) vs. Charles Rosa (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC).

The latest UFC Fight Night 117 card now includes:

  • Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Claudia Gadelha
  • Henrique da Silva vs. Gokhan Saki
  • Jussier Formiga vs. Ulka Sasaki
  • Chan-Mi Jeon vs. Syuri Kondo
  • Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
  • Alex Morono vs. Keita Nakamura
  • Rolando Dy vs. Teruto Ishihara
  • Mizuto Hirota vs. Charles Rosa


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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Live Stream Info



Mayweather vs. McGregor Free Live Stream

It here! The hype is pretty surreal for the one-of-a-kind superfight between former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor, and it continues to ramp up by the day. We here at Riot Housewives are a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the event, which will take place Saturday live on Showtime PPV.

Mayweather vs. McGregor fight information

Date: Saturday, Aug. 26
Time: 9 p.m. ET (main card)
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs), the best boxer of the last two decades, will return from a two-year retirement at the age of 40 to face the biggest name in combat sports during his absence: UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor (21-3 in MMA).

When the two fighters finally touch gloves on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (Showtime PPV, 9 p.m. ET), with strong potential to break Mayweather’s pay-per-view record of 4.6 million buys from his 2015 victory over Manny Pacquiao, a 60-day circus build will commence with an actual boxing match.

Mayweather will seek his 50th career win, which would best the mythical mark of former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, against a brash Irishman making his pro boxing debut. McGregor, 29, has proven to be Floyd’s equal during the buildup to the fight in terms of talking trash and flaunting his business acumen, but whether or not he can equal the former pound-for-pound kind inside the ring largely remains in question.

Ultimately, that’s why the fight will sell so well. The intrigue of seeing how McGregor will react in such a bizarre matchup that was literally talked into existence is the very definition of reality television. Both fighters, of course, will be handsomely paid to almost absurd levels in order for millions of fans across boxing, mixed martial arts and beyond to find out what happens.

The fight was only made because of its unmatched financial potential (helped by McGregor’s continued “daring to be great” mentality). But let’s take a look at how each fighter measures up against each other entering the matchup:

Nickname Money Notorious
Record 49-0, 26 KOs 21-3, 18 KOs in MMA
Title None UFC lightweight
Age 40 29
Height 5’8″ 5’9″
Reach 72 in. 74 in.
Stance Orthodox Southpaw
Hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan Dublin, Ireland
Best wins Pacquiao (UD12, 2015), De La Hoya (SD12, 2007), Corrales (TKO10, 2001) Alvarez (TKO2, 2016), Diaz (MD5, 2016), Aldo (TKO1, 2015) in MMA
Notable losses None Nate Diaz (SUB2, 2016) in MMA
Net worth (est.) $650 million $22 million

Mayweather vs. McGregor fight card, odds

Floyd Mayweather -400 Conor McGregor +300 Junior middleweight
Badou Jack -450 Nathan Cleverly +325 Light heavyweight
Gervonta Davis -3000 Francisco Fonseca +1100 Junior lightweight
Andrew Tabiti -280 Steve Cunningham +200 Cruiserweight

What’s at stake?

First and foremost, what’s on the line in this one is the gratuitous amount of millions both fighters are expected to make.

Mayweather, who claims to have earned upwards of $300 million when all receipts were counted from his victory over Pacquiao, expects to make even more this time while McGregor has flaunted the idea of earning $100 million (although the exact financial split will remain under wraps per a clause in the fight’s contract).

Most of that money, however, is guaranteed and has just about nothing to do with what actually happens inside the ring (and more to do with how well the promotion has sold the fight.). So in terms of what’s tangibly at stake, that’s where it gets interesting.

Not only is Mayweather seeking a very marketable 50th victory to finally retire on after promising his children and secretive adviser Al Haymon this would be his last, he is also in some ways protecting the reputation of his own sport against a brash neophyte like McGregor.

Officially, there are no recognized titles at stake in the bout (nor should there be, with the Nevada State Athletic Commission coming under scrutiny simply for approving the matchup to begin with). But certain records — everything from the fight’s live gate to the aforementioned PPV buys — are expected to be eclipsed because of the crossover appeal the fight has throughout popular culture.

For McGregor, there’s an opportunity here to become his own generation’s Muhammad Ali when you look at it from the sense of a loud-mouth salesman who can make outrageous claims and consistently back them up to almost frighteningly accurate detail. Anyone who has followed the UFC run of “Mystic Mac” can remember how many times he has called the exact round and finish of his fights, even when entering as an underdog.

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Ronda Rousey To Marry Travis Browne On Mayweather Versus McGregor Fight Day



Ronda Rousey To Marry Travis Browne On Mayweather Versus McGregor Fight Day


Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne are tying the knot in Las Vegas today.

The couple are exchanging vows ahead of Saturday’s mega-fight in Sin City between Floyd Mayweather and his opponent Conor McGregor.

The couple was originally going to get married in Hawaii but switched their venue.

However, UFC Presidet Dana White revealed that the two UFC fighters on the day of the highly-anticipated match up in Las Vegas.

The couple confirmed their engagement in April after nearly two years together.

And their happy day comes eight months after Ronda suffered a humiliating 48-second defeat to UFC fighter Amanda Nunes in December.

During an appearance on Live with Kelly & Ryan Rousey, 30, talked about how her fiancé proposed to her in New Zealand.

She said: “It was actually after heavy rain and we were under this waterfall.

“Apparently he had this whole speech prepared but it just went down to bullet points in the moment.

“So he pulls out this ring and I’m already like ‘Uh Huh’ before he says anything.

“And he said ‘Okay, we’re in New Zealand, we’re under a waterfall, will you marry me?”‘

Although she has yet to announce her official retirement, many speculate that the defeat to Nunes will be her last contest.

The fighter has credited her 35-year-old fiance with helping her get through her darker times and more recently she has been concentrating on acting and television appearances

Although this will be Rousey’s first marriage, Travis was previously wed to fitness model Jenna Renee Webb.

Via: RadarOnline

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Floyd Mayweather’s Chef Reveals Breakfast of Champions, Including Spaghetti Obsession



Floyd Mayweather’s Chef Reveals Breakfast of Champions, Including Spaghetti Obsession


Floyd Mayweather eats likes a horse … because he can.

Floyd’s chef, J. Santiago, tells TMZ, Floyd’s eating is directly proportionate to his workouts.  A typical breakfast includes eggs, home fries, grits, various breakfast meats including bacon, turkey sausage, turkey ham and turkey Kabasa, and pancakes.

Floyd’s “obsessed” with spaghetti bolognese.  He’s had it pretty much every day leading up to the fight.

Other favorites … BBQ chicken, baked chicken with rice and gravy and all sorts of soul food.

Before Friday’s weigh-in, all Floyd ate were 2 bananas and all he drank was water.

After the weigh in … that was a different story.  Santiago says he had his spaghetti, BBQ chicken, green beans, rice, sauteed shrimp and peppers in garlic sauce — and salad.

At 1:30 AM Saturday, Floyd got hungry so she made BBQ chicken, spaghetti, green beans and rice.

Unknown what the champ’s eating today leading up to the fight.  It’s all about cravings.

Via: TMZ

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